Melissa George Endures 30 Days

By Garth Franklin Monday July 31st 2006 01:13AM

Aussie actress Melissa George (TV's "Alias", "The Amityville Horror") will star opposite Josh Hartnett in Sony's "30 Days of Night" reports

The story is set in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the U.S., where the sun does not appear for more than 30 days during the dead of winter. An evil force emerges from the darkness, striking terror in the town's residents.

The local sheriffs -- a husband-and-wife team (Hartnett & George) -- are forced to choose between saving themselves and helping the town survive until daylight returns. The film is based on the comic book by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith.

David Slade is directing for Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. An October 2007 release is set.